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Introduction to Letterpress on the Vandercook

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

$167.00

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Introduction to Letterpress on the Vandercook, July 28 Registration
$ 167.00
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An In-Studio Workshop!

Sunday, July 28, 10:30am-4:30pm

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About this Workshop:

Get started with letterpress! This workshop will cover the basics of letterpress printing with antique lead type on a Vandercook flatbed cylinder press. You will learn how to set type, operate a Vandercook press, and clean the press; set a few lines of text of your own choosing; and print a small edition (10-15 prints). 

Level: Beginner – no experience necessary

Registration closes July 20, 2024. Material fees are included with your registration.

 

Featured photo by Pyramid Atlantic, other photos courtesy of Theresa Esterlund.

CLASS MATERIALS LIST:

Registration includes a $10 materials fee to cover consumable materials. Student may also wish to bring the following optional items:

  • Personal apron (or substitute clothes that can get inky)
  • Pen and paper for taking notes
  • Comfortable shoes (you’ll be on your feet for most of the day)
  • A few ideas for what you’d like to print – think of a simple phrase, saying, etc.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Sara Blumberg loves creating designs through all aspects of letterpress printing. She fell in love with the art after taking an introductory printing class at Pyramid two years ago. During the day Sara works as a design and content strategist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. focusing on ocean missions. Most evenings you can find her making new designs or trying new color combinations in the studio. Before letterpress, Sara worked as a journalist in Baltimore. Learn more about her work by following her in instagram at @juniperletterpress.

 

 

Really fun, informative, and well-paced. Felt like I learned a lot, enjoyably. Really a perfect experience.

—Previous Workshop Participant

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